Investors combing Europe for opportunities should focus on high-quality names. Adventurous readers may want to consider Spanish equities; the market trades at a discount to its European peers and could offer significant upside potential if sentiment toward Latin America continues to improve.
Divided-paying equities of all stripes have rallied hard since the Federal Reserve backed down from its plan to hike interest rates this year, propelling many of our favorite names to frothy valuations. We highlight a strategy for a challenging environment where rates remain low, and valuation multiples and economic uncertainty remain elevated.
The best investment decisions don’t involve shortcuts. Therein lies the danger of ultra-popular exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes (ETN). The promise of diversified, one-stop exposure to a sector, industry or strategy can obscure the disadvantages associated with these investment vehicles.
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